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Please contact us through the enquiry form and we'll refer you to the best person to contact, depending on the type of role you are interested in.

Kings is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Kings is an Equal Opportunities employer and we adhere to the principles of equal opportunity in all aspects of our recruitment process.

Teachers of Primary Education, Tirana, Albania

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LocationKings Tirana, Albania — Kings International School Partnership

Work hours: Full-time

Type of contract: Indefinite duration

Start date: September 2019

Benfits package:

  • Competitive salary
  • Initial inbound ticket
  • Accommodation allowance
  • Cover of relocation costs
  • Annual return ticket

Role description

Post 1: Core teacher of Year 1

Post 2: Core Teacher of Year 4

Maximum number of pupils is 15 for both posts.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Preparing and teaching lessons in line with curriculum and schemes of work to ensure pupils/students learn as effectively as possible
  • Working to create a learning culture that encourages and helps students to study with curiosity, pleasure and the experience of success
  • Paying attention to the whole-person development of your students, their health, morale, demeanour and general welfare, particularly as they learn to prepare for further studies in a new language and new culture
  • Setting and marking of appropriate homework and projects; providing prompt, appropriate, consistent and constructive marking and guidance for improvement
  • Maintaining student records; attendance, punctuality, achievements, grades, progress reports as required
  • Being aware of responsibilities with regards to the safety of students and the provision of a safe and nurturing environment for them in the Centre
  • Ensuring adherence to local compliance requirements, centre policies and procedures and those of our partners and external awarding bodies
  • Maintaining and developing positive working relationships between Kings, our host school partners and other stakeholders

Person specification

Applicants must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Have excellent academic qualifications and good subject knowledge
  • Good understanding of the UK education system
  • Be adept at producing and sharing teaching resources
  • Be capable of delivering dynamic and effective lessons to the full age and ability range of our pupils and students
  • Be an innovative classroom teacher capable of developing ideas and concepts through discussions, experimentation and investigations
  • Have a highly effective communication skills for dealing with pupils, students, and parents of different cultural background
  • Have a willingness to engage with CPD

How to apply

To apply for this position or to request further information, please contact paul.richardson@kingstirana.com

Successful appointment dependent on:

  • Appropriate and recognised teaching qualification
  • Satisfactory references
  • Criminal record check

 

Academic Subjects Teachers (Art and Design, Humanities, Sciences) Years 7–13, Tirana, Albania

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LocationKings Tirana, Albania — Kings International School Partnership

Work hours: Full-time

Type of contract: Indefinite duration

Start date: September 2019

Benfits package:

  • Competitive salary
  • Initial inbound ticket
  • Accommodation allowance
  • Cover of relocation costs
  • Annual return ticket

Role description

Post 1: Teacher of Art and Design (Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and A-Level)

Post 2: Teacher of Biology (A-Level and Kings Advanced Level Foundation)

Post 3: Teacher of Chemistry (A-Level and Kings Advanced Level Foundation)

Post 4: Teacher of Chemistry (Year 9, GCSE and A-Level)

Post 5: Teacher of Humanities, Geography, Communication and Study Skills (Years 7, 8, 9, GCSE and Kings Advanced Level Foundation)

Post 6: Teacher of Mathematics (A-Level and Kings Advanced Level Foundation)

Post 7: Teacher of Physics (A-Level and Kings Advanced Level Foundation)

Post 8: Teacher of Science (Years 7, 8, 9 and Biology GCSE)

Duties and responsibilities

  • Preparing and teaching lessons in line with curriculum and schemes of work to ensure pupils/students learn as effectively as possible
  • Working to create a learning culture that encourages and helps students to study with curiosity, pleasure and the experience of success
  • Paying attention to the whole-person development of your students, their health, morale, demeanour and general welfare, particularly as they learn to prepare for further studies in a new language and new culture
  • Setting and marking of appropriate homework and projects; providing prompt, appropriate, consistent and constructive marking and guidance for improvement
  • Maintaining student records; attendance, punctuality, achievements, grades, progress reports as required
  • Being aware of responsibilities with regards to the safety of students and the provision of a safe and nurturing environment for them in the Centre
  • Ensuring adherence to local compliance requirements, centre policies and procedures and those of our partners and external awarding bodies
  • Maintaining and developing positive working relationships between Kings, our host school partners and other stakeholders

Person specification

Applicants must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Have excellent academic qualifications and good subject knowledge
  • Good understanding of the UK education system
  • Be adept at producing and sharing teaching resources
  • Be capable of delivering dynamic and effective lessons to the full age and ability range of our pupils and students
  • Be an innovative classroom teacher capable of developing ideas and concepts through discussions, experimentation and investigations
  • Have a highly effective communication skills for dealing with pupils, students, and parents of different cultural background
  • Have a willingness to engage with CPD

How to apply

To apply for this position or to request further information, please contact paul.richardson@kingstirana.com

Successful appointment dependent on:

  • Appropriate and recognised teaching qualification
  • Satisfactory references
  • Criminal record check

 

Senior Academic English Language Teacher, International Senior High Schools, China

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Location: Taizhou, Jiangsu Province, China

Work hours: Full-time

Start date: For course commencing in September

Salary: Competitive

Kings in China

Kings is now developing a network of teaching centres in China under the Kings brand, in association with Astral UK, Kings' Malaysian-based joint venture company. This has been established by Kings as a platform to support educational development projects in China. The company provides schools in China with the opportunity to establish international senior high school level provision with progression opportunities on to pathways to leading universities in the US, UK or Malaysia.

Working closely with the Centre Manager and colleagues, the teachers will be responsible for the delivery of the curriculum at their centre. They will work collaboratively, in line with the Kings ethos and values at all times, to contribute to a positive working and learning environment for all colleagues and students.

As teachers in an international environment, a pro-active and flexible approach is required. The international curriculum will be delivered in a dedicated, specialist centre, embedded within a Chinese school.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Liaising with the host school’s management and colleagues at Kings/Astral to support the delivery of the Academic English Programme
  • Providing support for teaching colleagues delivering the Academic English Programme
  • Preparing and teaching lessons in their specialist subject(s) in line with the curriculum and schemes of work to ensure students learn as effectively as possible
  • Working to create a learning culture in their classroom that will encourage and help their students to study with curiosity, pleasure and the experience of success
  • Paying attention to the whole-person development of your students, their health, morale, demeanour and general welfare, particularly as they learn to prepare for further studies in a new language and new culture
  • Setting and marking of appropriate homework and projects; providing prompt, appropriate, consistent and constructive marking and guidance for improvement
  • Maintaining student records; attendance, punctuality, achievements, grades, progress reports as required
  • Being aware of responsibilities with regard to the safety of students and the provision of a safe and nurturing environment for them in the Centre
  • Ensuring adherence to local compliance requirements, centre policies and procedures and those of our partners and external awarding bodies
  • Maintaining and developing positive working relationships between Kings, our host school partners and other stakeholders
  • Advising on opportunities with Kings partners for overseas short-courses, summer schools and progression opportunities to its centres in the US, UK and Malaysia and on to leading universities

This position will be based in the new international centre of a Chinese Senior High School in Taizhou, Jiangsu. The school is based in the city centre, with easy access to local amenities. The initial 1 year contract will be based on 40 hours per week, to include 14 hours of teaching time, with plenty of hours left over to spend planning lessons and developing the syllabus. The contract includes 44 days paid holiday annually, with the option to take on additional hours over school holidays in exchange for overtime. On-campus accommodation will be provided free of charge. Cities such as Nanjing and Shanghai are easily accessible from Taizhou.

Candidate profile

The successful candidates are likely to be those who offers a combination of experience and personal qualities which are aligned with our vision and objectives and can translate to effective teaching and learning in an international senior high school operation in China.

The strongest candidates are likely to offer some or all of the following:

  • A relevant teaching qualification and experience; ELT and/or academic subjects
  • Teaching experience in the international education sector; experience of teaching in China or of teaching Chinese students would be preferable but not essential
  • Experience of working with institutional partners, preferably across differing linguistic and cultural backgrounds
  • Familiarity with UK and US education systems; understanding of preparation for university entrance would be most relevant
  • Fluent in English; Mandarin Chinese could be an advantage but not essential

To comply with Chinese Z Visa regulations, the following are essential requirements:

  • Native of an English-speaking country (UK, Ireland, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa)
  • Education to at least Bachelor's Degree level (in any field)
  • At least 2 years of teaching experience
  • TESOL/TEFL teaching certificate (or equivalent)
  • Medically fit and clean criminal record (to pass Chinese medical and police clearance checks)
  • Under 60 years old

In terms of personal qualities, the selectors will be looking for evidence of a passion for education, good judgement, emotional and cultural empathy and intelligence, integrity, resilience, energy, authority and a good sense of humour.

How to apply

To apply for this position or to request further information, please email a CV and cover letter to: Shen.LanHui@kingseducation.com

Applications should be made by: As soon as possible

Interviews will be held via Skype or in person, as soon as possible.

Academic English Language Teacher, International Senior High Schools, China

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Location: Taizhou, Jiangsu Province, China

Work hours: Full-time

Start date: For course commencing in September

Salary: Competitive

Number of positions available: 2

Kings in China

Kings is now developing a network of teaching centres in China under the Kings brand, in association with Astral UK, Kings' Malaysian-based joint venture company. This has been established by Kings as a platform to support educational development projects in China. The company provides schools in China with the opportunity to establish international senior high school level provision with progression opportunities on to pathways to leading universities in the US, UK or Malaysia.

Kings are currently seeking experienced and driven education professionals to work with colleagues from the UK, US and Malaysia to develop and manage the delivery of its international programmes with partner schools across China. These roles provide an exciting opportunity to join a fast-growing international education organisation.

Working closely with the Senior Teacher and colleagues, the Teachers will be responsible for the delivery of the curriculum at their Centre. They will work collaboratively, in line with the Kings ethos and values at all times, to contribute to a positive working and learning environment for all colleagues and students.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Preparing and teaching lessons in their specialist subject(s) in line with the curriculum and schemes of work to ensure students learn as effectively as possible
  • Working to create a learning culture in their classroom that will encourage and help their students to study with curiosity, pleasure and the experience of success
  • Paying attention to the whole-person development of your students, their health, morale, demeanour and general welfare, particularly as they learn to prepare for further studies in a new language and new culture
  • Setting and marking of appropriate homework and projects; providing prompt, appropriate, consistent and constructive marking and guidance for improvement
  • Maintaining student records; attendance, punctuality, achievements, grades, progress reports as required
  • Being aware of responsibilities with regard to the safety of students and the provision of a safe and nurturing environment for them in the Centre
  • Ensuring adherence to local compliance requirements, centre policies and procedures and those of our partners and external awarding bodies
  • Maintaining and developing positive working relationships between Kings, our host school partners and other stakeholders
  • Advising on opportunities with Kings partners for overseas short-courses, summer schools and progression opportunities to its centres in the US, UK and Malaysia and on to leading universities

These positions will be based in the new international centre of a Chinese Senior High School in Taizhou, Jiangsu. The school is based in the city centre, with easy access to local amenities. The initial 1 year contract will be based on 40 hours per week, to include 14 hours of teaching time, with plenty of hours left over to spend planning lessons and developing the syllabus. The contract includes 44 days paid holiday annually, with the option to take on additional hours over school holidays in exchange for overtime. On-campus accommodation will be provided free of charge. Cities such as Nanjing and Shanghai are easily accessible from Taizhou.

Candidate profile

The successful candidates are likely to be those who offers a combination of experience and personal qualities which are aligned with our vision and objectives and can translate to effective teaching and learning in an international senior high school operation in China.

The strongest candidates are likely to offer some or all of the following:

  • A relevant teaching qualification and experience; ELT and/or academic subjects
  • Teaching experience in the international education sector; experience of teaching in China or of teaching Chinese students would be preferable but not essential
  • Experience of working with institutional partners, preferably across differing linguistic and cultural backgrounds
  • Familiarity with UK and US education systems; understanding of preparation for university entrance would be most relevant
  • Fluent in English; Mandarin Chinese could be an advantage but not essential

To comply with Chinese Z Visa regulations, the following are essential requirements:

  • Native of an English-speaking country (UK, Ireland, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa)
  • Education to at least Bachelor's Degree level (in any field)
  • At least 2 years of teaching experience
  • TESOL/TEFL teaching certificate (or equivalent)
  • Medically fit and clean criminal record (to pass Chinese medical and police clearance checks)
  • Under 60 years old

In terms of personal qualities, the selectors will be looking for evidence of a passion for education, good judgement, emotional and cultural empathy and intelligence, integrity, resilience, energy, authority and a good sense of humour.

How to apply

To apply for this position or to request further information, please email a CV and cover letter to: Shen.LanHui@kingseducation.com

Applications should be made: As soon as possible

Interviews will be held via Skype or in person, as soon as possible.

Teacher of Biology, Bournemouth, UK

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Location: Bournemouth, UK

Reporting to: Assistant Director of Studies — Academic Programmes

Type of contract: Fixed term, annually renewable

Salary range: Dependent on experience

Anticipated start date: September 2019

Role description

The Teacher of Biology is a key member of the teaching team at Kings Bournemouth, based in the Academic Department and working with the Director of Studies and Course Directors. Working closely with the Director of Studies and Course Directors, he/she facilitates effective learner-centred teaching and the academic progress of students in the college's range of A-level, GCSE and pre-university (sixth form) programmes, such as Advanced Level Foundation.

Responsibilities also include the management of teaching and learning records, reporting, collaboration with subject-teaching peers, and taking a lead in Group Tutor pastoral duties. This post requires professional and responsible conduct and the demonstration of Kings values at all times.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Teach their specialist subject or subjects on the Kings Foundation programme, iGCSE and A-level to small groups of international students, including 1:1s, as necessary and other activities as required
  • Ensure that all lessons are planned with clear aims, varied tasks and materials, and learning outcomes
  • Support the school’s aims and objectives for teaching and learning
  • Ensure that all lessons are delivered in line with the departmental schemes of work and school policies
  • Take into account the differing needs of students and adapt teaching approaches to meet the behavioural, linguistic, and cultural challenges students may face
  • Support student-centred learning and autonomy at all times
  • Check that all subject matter is effectively communicated and understood by all groups of students
  • Provide a positive role model for students, demonstrating and supporting the school’s positive behaviour management policies
  • Know and meet the criteria of inspection bodies such as Ofsted and British Council
  • Ensure that there is a high standard of display work in the classroom and school
  • Keep up-to-date and accurate records of student attendance, progress, attainment and conduct in line with departmental and school policy
  • Ensure that homework and other course work is marked and recorded accurately and punctually, to include effective learner feedback and guidance for improvement
  • Perform a Tutor role to a small group of students, providing academic, pastoral, behavioural and developmental support
  • Participate in the after-school clubs or detention duties when required
  • Enhance the quality of teaching and learning in the Academic Department and through sharing resources and good practice, lesson observation, collaborative teaching and peer training
  • Use technology effectively and efficiently in teaching, planning and administration
  • Manage email and other communications in an efficient, professional and timely way
  • Make a positive contribution to the efficient running of the Department, including attending meetings in the Academic Department as and when required
  • Set and mark examinations, report writing, markbook management and academic assessment
  • Take part in the performance management process, including appraisals or reviews, peer observations, formal observations and professional target setting
  • Undertake training and development as and when required, both on and offsite
  • Undertake administrative and other academic team tasks as delegated by the Director of Academic Programmes
  • Be prepared to take training such as Safeguarding, and promote the welfare of children and young people, in according with Kings policies
  • Keep work areas tidy and well-organised, and leave classrooms clean, neat and secure
  • Follow absence procedures and to provide cover for absent teachers or staff as required
  • To dress and act professionally, in accordance with the Kings HR Manual and the Staff Handbook
  • Be onsite for the contracted hours and to arrive at school, lessons and other appointments punctually
  • Communicate with colleagues and students in a respectful and professional manner and uphold and demonstrate the school’s ethos and values at all times
  • To undertake such other duties as may reasonably be asked of you by your line manager or a senior manager

Person specification

Kings is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

Professional experience

  • have an excellent up-to-date knowledge of content, syllabus and assessment in their subject
  • promote a student-centred approach to learning at all times
  • deliver dynamic, innovative and effective lessons to the age and ability range of students
  • will recognise and demonstrate the values of the school

Personal attributes

  • be committed to the effective teaching of language learners and have highly effective communication skills for dealing with international students
  • behave in a professional way and present a professional image at all times
  • manage communications and administrative tasks effectively and efficiently
  • be an excellent contributor and team worker

Formal qualifications

  • QTS status or a relevant PGCE and a first degree in your specialist subject
  • Desirably, additional language teaching qualifications such as CELTA or DELTA 

Desirable attributes include:

  • Be IT literate and able to able to use technology efficiently and effectively in the delivery of the subject
  • Be innovative, flexible and interested in professional development and departmental improvement

How to apply

To apply for this position or to request further information, please contact andy.plain@kingseducation.com

Applications should be made by: 31 May 2019
Interviews are expected to commence from: 5 June 2019

Successful appointment will be dependent upon:

  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Confirmation of right to work in the UK
  • Satisfactory references

Kings Education is an Equal Opportunities employer and we adhere to the principles of equal opportunity in all aspects of our recruitment process.

Teachers of Economics and Business Studies (Part-time), Brighton, UK

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Location: Kings Brighton

Start date: September 2019

Working hours: Part-time

Summary of role

This role is part of the teaching team for supporting the Economics/ Business Studies development of students on any course. This could be an A-level, Foundation or GCSE course.

You will be responsible for delivering any or all of the following:

  • A-level modules as agreed
  • Advanced Level Foundation modules as agreed
  • GCSE as agreed
  • Group or 1:1 sessions

Duties and responsibilities

  • To teach Economics/ Business Studies courses to groups of students at levels ranging from A-level to GCSE as agreed and as directed using up-to-date teaching methodologies and approaches
  • To plan, prepare and deliver well-structured lessons appropriate to the students' age, nationalities, levels and needs; to differentiate appropriately and respond to the strengths and needs of all students
  • To reflect systematically on the effectiveness of lessons and approaches to teaching
  • To demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge
  • To set, mark and assess students' course work, homework and other assignments as appropriate
  • To write student progress and end-of-course reports as required
  • To encourage students to take a responsible and conscientious attitude to their own work and study by incorporating study skills into their teaching
  • To establish a positive, safe and stimulating learning environment for international students, rooted in mutual respect
  • To attend regular meetings for planning, co-ordination and development purposes, as directed
  • To complete administrative tasks necessary for the smooth running of the college
  • To engage in professional development as appropriate to the needs of the college and your own interests and level of qualification
  • To maintain a professional demeanor at all times within the college, helping to create a positive working environment for both students and staff
  • To take reasonable care for the health and safety of self and others who may be affected by acts or omissions related to your work
  • To implement the Kings Behaviour and Discipline policy
  • To adhere to all statutory regulations and to Kings policies and procedures
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties and responsibilities as required

Please note:
These duties defined in this Job Description are not definitive and may be subject to future amendments following appropriate consultation.

Person specification

Qualifications and experience

Essential

  • University degree
  • Native speaker competence in English

Desirable

  • Education qualification
  • IT literacy as the role involves use of Microsoft Office programs, Interactive Whiteboard software, and other computer systems the college may acquire

Personal Qualities and Skills

  • Good time management, organisational and administration skills
  • Flexibility to respond and adapt to the demands of the job
  • Understanding of customer service and sensitivity to different cultures
  • Ability to deal sensitively and courteously with students
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Ability and/or willingness to teach or cover a range of levels
  • Ability to take initiative and to recognise when and how to do so
  • Energy and enthusiasm and a sense of humour

Notes

  • Any gaps in CVs must be fully explained
  • Original degree certificates must be shown
  • Kings Colleges is an Equal Opportunities Employer
  • Kings Colleges is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment
  • Should your application be successful, a disclosure will be requested from the DBS

How to apply

To apply for this position, or to request further information, please email the Principal, Nigel Addison: nigel.addison@kingseducation.com.

Successful appointment will be dependent upon:

  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Confirmation of right to work in the UK
  • Satisfactory references (including confirmation of no child safeguarding concerns)

Summer EFL Teachers (July and August), Brighton, UK

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Location: Brighton

Reporting to: Head of English, Stephen Pilton

Type of contract: Casual, July – August 2019

Role description:

The EFL Teacher delivers English Language lessons to groups of international students at Kings Brighton, a busy college. Kings empowers international students to achieve their fullest ambitions, whether developing English skills for life or graduating from British or American universities. At Kings, students always come first.  

Duties and responsibilities

  • To teach English Language courses to groups of student at levels ranging from Beginner to Advanced, as directed, using up-to-date teaching methodologies and approaches; to reflect systematically on the effectiveness of lessons and approaches to teaching.
  • To plan, prepare and deliver well-structured lessons appropriate to the students’ age, nationalities, levels and needs; to differentiate appropriately and respond to the strengths and needs of all students
  • To prepare weekly progress tests and complete weekly progress reports to monitor student progress
  • To set, mark and assess students' course work, homework and other assignments as appropriate
  • To write student progress and end-of-course reports as required
  • To plan out-of-class educational visits and activities as appropriate to consolidate and extend the knowledge and understanding students have acquired
  • To attend regular meetings for planning, co-ordination and development purposes, as directed
  • To maintain a professional demeanour at all times within the college, helping to create a positive working environment for both students and staff alike
  • To implement the Kings Behaviour and Discipline policy
  • To adhere to all statutory regulations and to Kings policies and procedures
  • To adhere to the processes and procedures detailed in the Teachers’ Manual and to the Kings Education Teachers’ Standards
  • To work collaboratively with other members of teaching or administrative staff
  • To maintain high standards in your own attendance and punctuality
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties and responsibilities as required

Please Note: These duties defined in this Job Description are not definitive and may be subject to future amendments following appropriate consultation.

Person specification

Kings is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Kings is an Equal Opportunities employer and we adhere to the principles of equal opportunity in all aspects of our recruitment process.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

Professional experience

  • CELTA or equivalent qualification
  • Degree 

Preferred

  • DELTA or equivalent qualification
  • FCE, CAE, or IELTS experience

How to apply

To apply for this position please send your CV and a covering email to stephen.pilton@kingseducation.com.

Successful appointment will be dependent upon:

  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Confirmation of right to work in the UK
  • Satisfactory references (including confirmation of no child safeguarding concerns)

Teachers of Biology, Chemistry and Physics (Full and part-time), Brighton, UK

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Location: Brighton

Reporting to: Head of Academic Subjects

Working hours: Full or part-time

Start date: September 2019

Role description

To teach on the Kings GCSE, A-level and Advanced Level Foundation programmes to small groups of students.

You will be responsible for delivering any or all of the following:

  • A-level modules as agreed
  • Advanced Level Foundation modules as agreed
  • GCSE as agreed
  • Group or 1:1 sessions

Duties and responsibilities

  • To teach Biology, Chemistry or Physics courses to groups of students at levels ranging from A-level to GCSE as agreed and as directed using up-to-date teaching methodologies and approaches
  • To plan, prepare and deliver well-structured lessons appropriate to the students' age, nationalities, levels and needs; to differentiate appropriately and respond to the strengths and needs of all students
  • To reflect systematically on the effectiveness of lessons and approaches to teaching
  • To demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge
  • To set, mark and assess students' course work, homework and other assignments as appropriate
  • To write student progress and end-of-course reports as required
  • To encourage students to take a responsible and conscientious attitude to their own work and study by incorporating study skills into their teaching
  • To establish a positive, safe and stimulating learning environment for international students, rooted in mutual respect
  • To attend regular meetings for planning, co-ordination and development purposes, as directed
  • To complete administrative tasks necessary for the smooth running of the college
  • To engage in professional development as appropriate to the needs of the college and your own interests and level of qualification
  • To maintain a professional demeanor at all times within the college, helping to create a positive working environment for both students and staff
  • To take reasonable care for the health and safety of self and others who may be affected by acts or omissions related to your work
  • To implement the Kings Behaviour and Discipline policy
  • To adhere to all statutory regulations and to Kings policies and procedures
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties and responsibilities as required

Please note:
These duties defined in this Job Description are not definitive and may be subject to future amendments following appropriate consultation.

Person specification

Kings is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Qualifications and experience

Essential

  • Experience of teaching to A-level standard
  • University degree
  • Native speaker competence in English

Desirable

  • Education qualification
  • IT literacy as the role involves use of Microsoft Office programs, Interactive Whiteboard software, and other computer systems the college may acquire

Personal Qualities and Skills

  • Good time management, organisational and administration skills
  • Flexibility to respond and adapt to the demands of the job
  • Understanding of customer service and sensitivity to different cultures
  • Ability to deal sensitively and courteously with students
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Ability and/or willingness to teach or cover a range of levels
  • Ability to take initiative and to recognise when and how to do so
  • Energy and enthusiasm and a sense of humour

Notes

  • Any gaps in CVs must be fully explained
  • Original degree certificates must be shown
  • Should your application be successful, a disclosure will be requested from the DBS

How to apply

To apply for this position, please email your CV to Principal Nigel Addison: nigel.addison@kingseducation.com

Successful appointment will be dependent upon:

  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Confirmation of right to work in the UK
  • Satisfactory references (including confirmation of no child safeguarding concerns)

Kings is an Equal Opportunities employer and we adhere to the principles of equal opportunity in all aspects of our recruitment process.

It is Kings Education's policy not to communicate further with applicants other than those who are shortlisted or a position.

Academic Administration Assistant, Oxford, UK

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Location: Kings Oxford

Reports to: Academic Administrator

Type of contract: Full-time, permanaent

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week between 8.00am and 6.00pm, Monday to Friday

Annual Holiday Entitlement: 25 days plus bank holidays, of which up to 5 days must be reserved for the Christmas closure period. You may be required to contribute to working hours during the Christmas closure period and any time worked will be carried forward as holiday, to the following year.

Anticipated start date: As soon as possible

Role description

The Academic Administration Assistant (AAA) plays an instrumental role in supporting your Academic Administrator Manager (AA) in dealing with the day to day running of the Academic Office. Responsibilities include the set-up, use and maintenance of the iSAMS student database system, attendance recording and tracking, student induction, student tracking, report collation along with distribution and general support of all academic administration.

As a registered boarding school with the Department for Education, the AAA will work in line with National Minimum Standards for Boarding Schools, Ofsted's Common Assessment Framework and Standards for Inspection of Boarding and Residential Schools. Kings accommodate both English language and Academic students, on both short and long term stays.

The AAA reports, in the first instance, to the AA. The AAA will also work closely and support the Vice Principal (VP), Course Directors (CD), Heads of Departments (HODs) and core Administration staff.

Having the ability to prioritise and complete tasks within a given timeframe, ensuring the highest of accuracy is maintained, is an essential skill needed for this role.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Oversee the setting up of the Academic Database (iSAMS) at the start of the academic year and update throughout the year. Tasks include inputting timetables, reports, mark books, portals (student, parent, agent) alumni information, IELTS recording, general student record maintenance (including records on CLASS) and answering teacher queries on database use.
  • Assist and support Academic student inductions, preparing all the necessary documentation and tests and ensuring each student has everything they need to start their studies at Kings, with late arrivals receiving smaller induction sessions so every student has the same level of service for induction.
  • Assist with the completion of the student registration forms and make sure all completed student documentation is stored as directed by the AA.
  • Assist and organise CAT4 testing throughout the Academic year and invigilate during periods of shortness.
  • Provide Advanced Level Foundation Course support. Duties include the setting up of the Foundation exams, photocopying Foundation exams and ensuring they are stored correctly at all times. Working with the AA to ensure assessment preparation accuracy, collating and checking assessment related paperwork ready for the AA to present to the Foundation Course Director (FCD).
  • Assist with the preparation of documentation for the Panel meetings (four per year).
  • Assist with producing course results and sending these out to all relevant parties.
  • Manage arrangements for any meetings in Oxford (cross-centre).
  • Oversee class attendance and recording of student absences producing weekly attendance reports.
  • Take notes at Briefing meetings.
  • Collate Merit and De-Merit information for distribution.
  • Make necessary room and timetable changes when required.
  • Collation of record information to be used for tracking and assessing students.
  • Assist with the collation of information for the Kings Oxford Quarterly Review.
  • For the Turnitin and Kings Classmate database, assist with the setup and use of these systems including adding in key calendar dates for teacher/student use.
  • General support including assisting and supporting other Academic staff with student record keeping including disciplinary notes etc. and supporting them in the absence of the AA.
  • Attend and contribute to Admin meetings taking minutes, oversee student surveys, process and distribute student reports.
  • Interaction and communication with students and teachers.
  • Assist the AA with Librarian duties.
  • All other duties as reasonably requested.
  • Additional, reasonable hours may be required to complete tasks at key points of the Academic year.
  • Assist with reception cover as and when required.
  • Engage in own CPD.

Emergency phone

Kings Oxford offers a 24-hour emergency facility to our students and cover is required during all periods of closure including bank holidays, Easter and the Christmas period. You will be required to be on the emergency on-call weekday and weekend rota. The number of emergency on-call periods you must contribute to will depend on the number of staff on this rota. Responsibilities are defined within the emergency on-call job description as well as rates of pay. Full training will be provided during your probationary period.

Person specification

Kings Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and young people and expect staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

Professional experience

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Be a highly efficient administrator with excellent IT skills (Microsoft Office, databases etc.)
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise workload

Personal attributes

  • Demonstrated ability to work accurately and complete tasks within a given time frame
  • Ability to adapt in a changing environment
  • Polite, patient, friendly and enthusiastic with a flexible approach to work
  • Excellent communication skills, with an ability to explain clearly
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Strong team player
  • Acts in a professional manner at all times

Desirable attributes include:

  • Experience working within a similar setting

How to apply

To apply for this position, please send your CV to: oxford.careers@kingseducation.com

Applications should be made by: As soon as possible and no later than Friday 31 May 2019

Interviews will commence: As soon as application has been received and considered, therefore it is in your interest to apply immediately.

Successful appointment will be dependent upon:

  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Confirmation of right to work in the UK
  • Satisfactory references (including confirmation of no child safeguarding concerns)
  • Candidates who have lived and worked abroad in the last five years will be required to seek good conduct references, or the equivalent, from the countries in which they worked

Kings is an Equal Opportunities employer and we adhere to the principles of equal opportunity in all aspects of our recruitment process.

It is Kings Education's policy not to communicate further with applicants other than those who are shortlisted for a position.

Chef Manager (Summer 2019), Oxford, UK

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Location: Kings Oxford

Reports to: Senior Chef Manager

Type of contract: Casual, between 23 June and 18 August 2019. Full availability during this period is required.

You will work on a shift pattern, which will include evenings and weekends.
Training will take place during the week commencing 17 June 2019 and attendance is compulsory.

Anticipated start date: As soon as possible

Role Description

The catering operation during the summer period of mid-June to mid-August provides a full-board food provision facility to our students. The catering department is open 7 days a week and runs a shift working pattern to cover the various day, evening and weekend cover needed.

We are looking for a Chef Manager to work independently in the preparation, serving and cleanliness of the kitchen during the busy summer period, to offer ideas on meal plans, whilst listening and observing student feedback, preparing the highest quality food at cost effective prices.

We offer a variety of foods for students to buy themselves, also set meals for groups of students who have pre-booked meals in advance as part of their overall package. Lunch is by far the busiest time, with different classes having staggered times, to cope better with the large student numbers. In addition, students also need drinks and snacks at break-times between lessons. As our students come from all corners of the globe, we try to cater for a wide range of tastes and diets, with Asian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Latin American dishes regularly available, in addition to more familiar British and European menus.

We want to ensure we provide a happy, warm, friendly canteen environment for our Kings students, combined with efficiency and high standards of hygiene at all times.

Duties and responsibilities

Statutory Duties include:

  • To comply with the statutory Food Safety and Hygiene Regulations
  • To comply with the statutory Fire, Health and Safety regulations
  • Manage and assist with the cleanliness in your department and comply with the Environmental Health Regulations at all times
  • Use Chemicals in accordance with COSHH training — only use COSHH assessed products which are on the Kings Approved Product List; all Chemicals not listed require approval from the Bursar before use
  • Manage, inspire and motivate the catering staff and ensure they meet all regulatory and statutory guidelines

General Duties include:

  • Work independently, preparing and cooking the meals offered as per the menu set out by the Chef Manager
  • Produce nutritious fresh food within the budget set out
  • Contribute to menu choice for breakfast, lunch and evening meals
  • Present and serve the meals within the mealtimes set out
  • Clean down after serving, wash up and do general cleaning porter duties
  • Working with various supporting staff as a team assisting one another during this busy summer period
  • Ensure the correct rotation of stock with minimum wastage
  • Accurate cash handling and till work and to be accountable for any discrepancies
  • To carry out any reasonable request by a member of the management team
  • Stock ordering
  • Work quickly and accurately during busy periods

Person Specification

Kings Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

Professional experience

  • Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate

Personal attributes

  • Experience gained from varied catering establishments and working in a commercial catering environment
  • Produce freshly made food to high standards
  • To be able to deal with multiple tasks with time restraints and to effectively prioritise and determine when assistance is required
  • Confident in dealing with International students, staff and agents
  • Friendly, warm and adaptable management style
  • Strong in maintaining an efficient and effective budget
  • Create and produce a varied food menu within the margins given

How to apply

To apply for this position, please send your CV to: oxford.careers@kingseducation.com

Applications should be made by: As soon as possible

Interviews will commence: Upon receipt and consideration, therefore it is in your interest to apply as soon as possible

Successful appointment will be dependent upon:

  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Confirmation of right to work in the UK
  • Satisfactory references (including confirmation of no child safeguarding concerns)
  • Candidates who have lived and worked abroad in the last five years will be required to seek good conduct references, or the equivalent, from the countries in which they worked, as a pre-requisite of employment.

Kings is an Equal Opportunities employer and we adhere to the principles of equal opportunity in all aspects of our recruitment process.

It is Kings Education's policy not to communicate further with applicants other than those who are shortlisted for a position.

EFL Teachers (Summer 2019), Oxford, UK

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Location: Oxford

Reporting to: Summer Course Director, Nick Davids

Type of contract: Fixed term up to 16 August 2019

Work hours: 

  • Part-time and full-time roles available, up to 30 x 45-minute lessons plus up to three non-teaching hours per week
  • Lessons are 45 minutes long and non-teaching sessions are paid at an admin rate
  • Please note: hours of work are variable dependent on student numbers

Anticipated start date: 24 June 2019 (earlier or later start dates also possible)

Perks: Accommodation is available for suitable candidates, on a first come first served basis, who have a valid DBS and overseas police check (if required)

Role description:

The EFL Teacher delivers English Language lessons to groups of international students at Kings Oxford, a busy college. Kings empowers international students to achieve their fullest ambitions, whether developing English skills for life or graduating from British or American universities. At Kings, students always come first.  

Duties and responsibilities

  • To teach English Language courses to groups of teenagers aged 14–17, at levels ranging from Beginner to Advanced, as directed, using up-to-date teaching methodologies and approaches; to reflect systematically on the effectiveness of lessons and approaches to teaching.
  • To plan, prepare and deliver well-structured lessons appropriate to the students’ age, nationalities, levels and needs; to differentiate appropriately and respond to the strengths and needs of all students
  • To prepare weekly progress tests
  • To set, mark and assess students' course work, homework and other assignments as appropriate
  • To write student progress and end-of-course reports as required
  • To plan out-of-class educational visits and activities as appropriate to consolidate and extend the knowledge and understanding students have acquired
  • To attend regular meetings for planning, co-ordination and development purposes, as directed
  • To maintain a professional demeanour at all times within the college, helping to create a positive working environment for both students and staff alike
  • To implement the Kings Behaviour and Discipline policy
  • To adhere to all statutory regulations and to Kings policies and procedures
  • To adhere to the processes and procedures detailed in the Teachers’ Manual and to the Kings Education Teachers’ Standards
  • To work collaboratively with other members of teaching or administrative staff
  • To maintain high standards in your own attendance and punctuality
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties and responsibilities as required

Please Note: These duties defined in this Job Description are not definitive and may be subject to future amendments following appropriate consultation.

Person specification

Kings is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

Professional experience

  • CELTA or equivalent qualification
  • Degree 

Preferred

  • DELTA or equivalent qualification
  • Experience with teaching teenagers

How to apply

To apply for this position please send your CV to oxford.careers@kingseducation.com 

Applications should be made: Immediately

Interviews will commence: Immediately, once shortlisted, therefore it is in your interest to apply as soon as possible.

Successful appointment will be dependent upon:

  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Confirmation of right to work in the UK
  • Satisfactory references (including confirmation of no child safeguarding concerns)
  • Candidates who have lived and worked abroad in the last five years will be required to seek good conduct references, or the equivalent, from the countries in which they worked, as a pre-requisite of employment

Kings is an Equal Opportunities employer and we adhere to the principles of equal opportunity in all aspects of our recruitment process.

It is Kings Education’s policy not to communicate further with applicants other than those who are shortlisted for a position.

Key Holder (Summer 2019), Oxford, UK

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Job location: Oxford

Reports to: Site and Facilities Manager 

Type of contract: Part time, fixed term from 23 June 2019 to 18 August 2019

Training will take place during the week commencing 17 June 2019 and attendance is compulsory. 

Anticipated start date: Week commencing 23 June 2019

Perks:

  • Free meals when working weekends and evenings
  • Accommodation is available for suitable candidates, on a first come first served basis, who have a valid DBS and overseas police check (if required)

Role description

We are seeking two enthusiastic individuals to join our Summer Team and contribute to the vibrant energy of our Summer School. As Key Holder, you will be responsible for the security of the building and helping out with the general smooth running of the Summer School.

You will provide evening and weekend key holder cover at St Joseph's Hall within the summer period, running from 23 June to 18 August 2019. Hours requiring cover each week are as follows:

Monday – Friday

18:00 – 21:30

Saturday (morning)

06:00 – 10:00

Saturday (afternoon)

15:00 – 21:30

Sunday                             

09:00 – 21:30

The two post holders will share the key holder cover hours, throughout each week, to allow for a certain amount of flexibility. When shared equally this amounts to around 20 hours per key holder, per week. The Site and Facilities Manager will coordinate Key Holder shifts.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Opening the building, disable intruder alarm, turn on lights
  • Closing building ensuring everyone has departed, all points of entry are secured and the intruder alarm is activated
  • Staffing the desk at the entrance to the building and log arrival/departure times of students under the age of 16
  • Maintaining a Key Holder presence while staff and students remain on site
  • Undertake enhanced fire safety training and be responsible for managing the evacuation of the building in the event of fire
  • Completing patrols and dealing with any site or students issues
  • Assisting the Activity Team in taking the student register
  • Assisting the Activity Team in delivering student activities
  • Setting up areas for activities and preparing classrooms for use the following day
  • Being the responsible person for first aid
  • Assisting with issuing packed lunches to the residence and helping with issuing student food vouchers and student cards
  • Monitor CCTV from school camera feeds

Person specification

Kings Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Professional experience

  • Independent working
  • Confident communication with older children and young people
  • Ability to follow detailed procedures in a thorough and methodical manner

Personal attributes

  • Trustworthy, punctual and reliable
  • Attention to detail and desire to complete works to a high standard
  • Team player, able to work with students and staff
  • Proactive, self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to be flexible with hours

Desirable attributes include

  • Some experience of key holding and/or security duties would be beneficial, however, full training will be provided
  • Current or lapsed basic first aid certification would be advantageous
  • Experience of working in an education environment

How to apply

To apply for this position please send your CV to oxford.careers@kingseducation.com

Applications should be made: As soon as possible

Interviews will commence: Upon receipt and consideration, therefore it is in your interest to apply as soon as possible

Successful appointment will be dependent upon:

  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Confirmation of right to work in the UK
  • Satisfactory references (including confirmation of no child safeguarding concerns)
  • Candidates who have lived and worked abroad in the last five years will be required to seek good conduct references, or the equivalent, from the countries in which they worked, as a pre-requisite of employment

Kings is an Equal Opportunities employer and we adhere to the principles of equal opportunity in all aspects of our recruitment process.

It is Kings Education's policy not to communicate further with applicants other than those who are shortlisted for a position.

Kitchen Assistant (Summer 2019), Oxford, UK

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Location: Kings Oxford

Reports to: Chef Manager

Type of contract: Casual, between 23 June and 18 August 2019. Full availability during this period is required.

You will work on a shift pattern, which will include evenings and weekends.
Training will take place during the week commencing 17 June 2019 and attendance is compulsory.  

Anticipated start date: As soon as possible

Role Description

The catering operation during the summer period of mid-June to mid-August provides a full-board food provision facility to our students. The catering department is open 7 days a week and runs a shift working pattern to cover the various day, evening and weekend cover needed.

We are looking for a Kitchen Assistant to support the Chef Managers in the preparation, serving and cleanliness of the kitchen during the busy summer period. To be able to prepare food independently maintaining the highest level of hygiene and assist with various kitchen duties to ensure the smooth running of the summer catering provision.

We offer a variety of foods for students to buy themselves, also set meals for groups of students who have pre-booked meals in advance as part of their overall package. Lunch is by far the busiest time, with different classes having staggered times, to cope better with the large student numbers. In addition, students also need drinks and snacks at break-times between lessons. As our students come from all corners of the globe, we try to cater for a wide range of tastes and diets, with Asian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Latin American dishes regularly available, in addition to more familiar British and European menus.

We want to ensure we provide a happy, warm, friendly canteen environment for our Kings students, combined with efficiency and high standards of hygiene at all times.

Duties and responsibilities

  • To assist the Chef Manager in ensuring that all services are available at the required time and meet the agreed standards
  • Assist with all food preparation for meals offered for breakfast, lunch and evening dinner, school functions and snacks
  • Assist with serving during the various meal times and listening to students' feedback on the sorts of foods they like to eat
  • Wash up and do general cleaning porter duties
  • Must be consistent with price charges and food portions
  • Accurate cash handling and till work and to be accountable for any discrepancies
  • Ensure the correct rotation of stock with minimum wastage
  • Complete stock takes
  • To participate in catering meetings and any pre/post daily briefings
  • To carry out any reasonable request by a member of the management team
  • The school reserves the right to introduce changes in line with technological developments which may impact upon your job

Person Specification

Kings Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

Professional experience

  • Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate

Personal attributes

  • Friendly, warm and adaptable
  • Confident in dealing with International students, staff and agents
  • To be able to work in a team environment and complete tasks independently
  • Offer flexibility in working hours during the summer period and during school events
  • Good understanding and appreciation for statutory compliance

How to apply

To apply for this position, please send your CV to: oxford.careers@kingseducation.com

Applications should be made by: As soon as possible

Interviews will commence: Upon receipt and consideration, therefore it is in your interest to apply as soon as possible

Successful appointment will be dependent upon:

  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Confirmation of right to work in the UK
  • Satisfactory references (including confirmation of no child safeguarding concerns)
  • Candidates who have lived and worked abroad in the last five years will be required to seek good conduct references, or the equivalent, from the countries in which they worked, as a pre-requisite of employment.

Kings is an Equal Opportunities employer and we adhere to the principles of equal opportunity in all aspects of our recruitment process.

It is Kings Education’s policy not to communicate further with applicants other than those who are shortlisted for a position.

Residential Supervisor (Live in), Oxford, UK

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Location: Kings Oxford

Reports to: Residence Manager

Type of contract: Permanent

Hours of work: It is anticipated that post holders will work an average of 20 hours per week — but during busy periods may be expected to work up to 48 hours per week. Hours will be distributed over evenings and weekends. 

Anticipated start date: As soon as possible

Role Description

The Residential Supervisor (RS) plays a pivotal role in supervising the Kings Oxford residences. Focusing core responsibilities around the welfare, pastoral care and supervision of all students based at any of our residential sites. Ensuring the highest level of care and supervision is provided at all times and the safeguarding of student needs are always put first. Our residential sites are located around the Oxford City area for both English language and academic students, on short and long term stays.

As we are registered as a boarding school with the Department for Education, the RS role must work in line with National Minimum Standards for Boarding Schools, Ofsted’s Common Assessment Framework and Standards for Inspection of Boarding and Residential Schools, completing and maintaining the necessary documentation to support this.

The RS reports, in the first instance, to the Residence Manager (RM), who leads the Team. The RS also works closely with other Residential Supervisors, Residential Administration support, Student Welfare Officers, Accommodation Officer and other core Kings staff members.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Providing the highest level of pastoral care to all residential students. Working with the RM and Welfare Officers on student welfare needs, ensuring all needs are met and issues are promptly recorded and resolved
  • Promoting the safeguarding of all residents dealing with any issues promptly and offering continued support, as and when required
  • Being office based during 'on duty' hours when not dealing with students, completing patrols or holding activities or meetings. Site locations may vary.
  • Actively patrolling the residential sites regularly and recording any findings within the online diary
  • Be the main carrier of the residence phone and be available to respond to issues that come through to it
  • Supervising residents during 'on duty' hours, having regular contact and interaction through general meetings, activities and flat meetings
  • Contribute to creating homely residential sites, through student personal care plans which help students to flourish and develop in their confidence and studies
  • Sharing the responsibility with other Residence team members in the completion of student personal care plans, regularly meeting with your designated students, supporting their needs based on the care plan created
  • For those students under 18 years old, supervise in accordance with Kings Policies and all statutory requirements with regard to Child Protection and general safeguarding
  • Uphold all curfew rules imposed upon us and educate the students on these rules
  • Ensuring that students who disregard these rules are put on the discipline ladder and the potential consequences are made clear to them
  • Monitoring and caring for students who are unwell and unable to attend school, reporting all non-attendance, following the standard procedures outlined
  • Maintaining all necessary welfare documentation, updating the residence diary and storing essential student welfare information within the correct database fields
  • Maintaining and monitoring good order and discipline within the residence, with particular regard to bullying, anti-social behaviour and discipline policies. When required, enforcing discipline through the residence sanctions ladder and rewarding through the merit scheme
  • Ensure that the Kings Oxford residences are compliant with all Fire, Health & Safety regulations. You will be trained as a Fire Marshal and will be responsible for the safe evacuation of all residents when on any of our residential sites
  • Assist and complete full student arrival inductions and departures for all residential sites. Ensuring students are fully inducted on ‘house rules’ including curfew, fire safety, electrical monitoring and practices, site facilities available and Kings site locations. Complete all required documentation to evidence that this has been actioned and store as outlined
  • For new students, arranging and transferring them to the correct residential site after induction. Complete all required documentation to evidence that this has been actioned and store as outlined
  • Maintaining the safety and security of the residence buildings by reviewing CCTV, making regular patrols, ensuring doors and windows are locked and visitors are signed in and out
  • Complete regular checks to ensure the building is in a good state of repair, rooms are comfortable and students are satisfied with their living arrangements. For general repairs, report as directed by the RM and follow up with site owner, A2 Dominion
  • Assist with room bookings and allocations
  • Liaising with cleaning staff to maintain a clean living environment for all residents. Ensure all empty rooms are clean and ready for new student arrivals; liaising with Smarter Services/or external service for cleaning rooms, as necessary. Assist with organising regular deep cleans of all student accommodation
  • Helping to promote social cohesion within the Residential sites by keeping students up to date with the school’s activities and social programme, organising and participating in regular 'in house' activities
  • Maintain the Residence inventory and assist with replacement items when needed and on approval
  • Assist with maintaining the noticeboard and ensure they are up to date with all Residence information
  • Maintain good relationships with the local community
  • Being responsible for core residential administration duties meeting all statutory and regulatory guidelines imposed upon us
  • To take part in the school’s process of Performance Management/Appraisal. In addition, if the post requires managing other members of staff, ensuring all aspects of their PM are effectively carried out
  • N.B. You may be required to cover duties not listed within this job description
  • N.B. As a RS you are expected to have a pro-active approach, be willing to pitch in, when required, and in person to minor incidents when this is practical and reasonable

Working hours and Accommodation

The Residence is open 24/7, 365 days per year, therefore Residence staff are required to work during times when the school is closed including weekends, bank holidays, Christmas and New Year holidays.

This is a residential post and the RS is required to live on site. A furnished apartment will be provided at one of our residential sites. An annual charge for accommodation of £2,548 is payable in monthly instalments of £212.34. The annual rental charge is subject to a reasonable annual increase. You are also required to contribute to 'on call' periods as part of your role as RS.

On-call and on-duty shifts will be timetabled during the day, overnight and at weekends. Hours worked over and above this require prior authorisation from the RM and will be paid at the agreed rate. For Wavy Gate Residence there must be at least one person on-duty and/or on-call at all times. The rota is shared between all residential staff and is drawn up 2-4 weeks in advance by the RM.

Residence Supervisors are not expected to offer their accommodation to relief staff during holiday periods.

Person Specification

Kings Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

Personal attributes

  • Necessity to be flexible within the staff rota, when required
  • Be trustworthy, honest and discreet
  • Be patient and able to gain students trust
  • Be sensitive to residents' needs
  • Be able to respond quickly and calmly in an emergency
  • Be able to cope with difficult situations and deal with appropriately
  • Be an excellent communicator, with a calm friendly manner
  • Be security and safety conscious
  • Have the ability to complete multiple tasks during an on duty shift period
  • Have strong organisational skills
  • Must have excellent IT skills
  • Be willing to pitch in
  • Be physically fit and mobile

How to apply

To apply for this position please send your CV to: oxford.careers@kingseducation.com

Applications should be made by: As soon as possible

Interviews will commence: Upon receipt and consideration, therefore it is in your interest to apply as soon as possible.

Successful appointment will be dependent upon:

  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Confirmation of right to work in the UK
  • Satisfactory references (including confirmation of no child safeguarding concerns)

Kings is an Equal Opportunities employer and we adhere to the principles of equal opportunity in all aspects of our recruitment process.

It is Kings Education's policy not to communicate further with applicants other than those who are shortlisted for a position.

Teacher of Biology, Oxford, UK

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Location: Kings Oxford

Reports to: Head of Department

Salary: Dependent on experience

Type of contract: Full-time, permanent

Anticipated start date: 2 September 2019

Role description

To teach on the Kings Foundation programme and A-level programme to small groups of international students.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To teach GCSE, A-level and Kings Foundation Biology to small groups of international students
  • To ensure that all lessons are planned with clear aims and learning objectives
  • To ensure that all lessons are delivered in line with the departmental schemes of work and school policies
  • To take into account the differing ability levels of students and differentiate work accordingly
  • To take into account and be sensitive to the linguistic and cultural challenges students may face
  • To encourage all students to become independent learners and be actively engaged in their own learning
  • To ensure that all students are known by name and that the classroom atmosphere is positive at all times
  • To check that all subject matter is effectively communicated and understood by all groups of students
  • To keep careful records of student progress in line with departmental and school policy
  • To ensure that there is a high standard of display work in the classroom, which is changed frequently
  • To supervise the students' laboratory work and guide them during experiments
  • To keep work areas tidy and well organised
  • To make a positive contribution to the efficient running of the Department, including setting and marking assessments, attending departmental meetings, and undertaking administrative and other tasks as delegated by the Director of Academic Programmes
  • To enhance the quality of teaching and learning in the Academic Department and through sharing resources and good practice, lesson observation, and collaborative teaching
  • To safeguard and promote the welfare of students
  • To support the school's aims and objectives for teaching and learning

Person Specification

Kings is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • excellent academic qualifications (preferably with QTS status) and subject knowledge
  • be adept at producing and sharing teaching resources
  • be capable of delivering dynamic and effective lessons to the full age and ability range of students
  • be an innovative classroom teacher capable of helping to develop a syllabus that brings Biology to life for our students
  • have highly effective communication skills for dealing with international students

How to apply

To apply for this position, please send your CV to: oxford.careers@kingseducation.com

Applications should be made: As soon as possible

Interviews will commence: As soon as application has been received and considered, therefore it is in your interest to apply as soon as possible

Successful appointment will be dependent upon:

  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Confirmation of right to work in the UK
  • Satisfactory references (including confirmation of no child safeguarding concerns)

Kings is an Equal Opportunities employer and we adhere to the principles of equal opportunity in all aspects of our recruitment process.

It is Kings Education's policy not to communicate further with applicants other than those who are shortlisted for a position.

Summer School Positions – Management, EFL Teachers, Activity Leaders – UK and USA

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Location: Various, UK and USA

Type of contract: Fixed term, Summer 2019

Available roles

Kings Summer is now recruiting management staff, teachers and activity leaders for all locations in the UK and USA for the months of June, July and August 2019.

Details and how to apply

For job descriptions, how to apply, and further details on the summer school locations, please refer to the Kings Summer website:

www.kingssummer.com/jobs/job-vacancies.html

Teaching careers

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As an expanding education group, Kings' requirement for qualified academic teachers is increasing all the time.

We are keen to hear from suitably qualified candidates — from NQTs to early retirees — who share our desire to provide high-quality education in an international setting, and who want to further their career amongst a committed and experienced team of academic professionals.

 

Why work for Kings?

1. Positive, enthusiastic students who are motivated to succeed

Our students have travelled far to learn with us. They, and their parents, are making a significant investment into their futures. As such, they are extremely motivated when it comes to achieving their goals. They come from positive socio-economic backgrounds and are generally highly conscientious and committed.

2. Small classes for highly personalised, effective teaching

At Kings, the focus is very much on small classes and on providing high levels of individual help and support. On average, an A-level class will consist of 4 – 8 students, and a Foundation class of 8 – 12 students. As well as ensuring great results, having small classes means that students form strong bonds with their teachers – often continuing after they leave for university. At such an intense and significant period in a student’s life, you will play a crucial role in their development.

3. A culturally diverse community, where you’ll learn as well as teach

You’ll teach students from all over the world, using English as a common language. Students from over 80 countries studied with us last year, with strong representation from China, Asia, Russia, the Middle East, Europe and Latin America. Aside from providing new pedagogical challenges and perspectives, this diversity is sure to expand your own horizons and give you an insight into a wealth of different languages and cultures.

4. A supportive and inclusive culture, with a focus on professional development

Kings is often described by those who work here as a family, and each of our colleges has a very friendly, open feel. Teachers of all levels of experience are made welcome. Collaborating across all levels, and with colleagues across the wider college group, is very much encouraged. Our aim is to create a positive, supportive environment with plenty of opportunity for professional development. Of course, we have high expectations of our teachers, and have rigorous academic structures in place to ensure we maintain our excellent results.

5. A dynamic, growing organisation, with clear paths for progression

As a growing organisation, Kings offers plenty of opportunity for progression, no matter what your current level or experience. We are committed to developing clear paths towards increased levels of responsibility and reward teachers accordingly. We value a wide and varied mix of experience and backgrounds, and welcome applications from both experienced and newly qualified teachers, who we can help achieve QTS status if required.

6. Outstanding results and progression to top-class universities

Students at Kings achieve consistently good results, with many going on to study at some of the most renowned universities in the world, including Oxford, Cambridge and UCL. Kings students are encouraged and helped to exceed their expectations, and you will be part of their success.

7. A informal community which emphasises personal responsibility

At Kings, you’ll teach in an environment that is arguably closer to university than to a secondary school or even sixth form college. Ours is a community which is at once informal and friendly, yet which also expects high standards of behaviour, motivation and tolerance. You can expect an informal environment where teachers are addressed on a first-name basis, and where students are not required to wear a uniform

8. First-class teaching facilities and access to excellent resources

As a private education provider, we have been able to invest substantially in all of our colleges. Not only do we have bright, modern buildings, we also have state-of-the-art facilities within them. We know that great facilities aren’t as important as great teachers, but they go a long way to providing comfortable, contemporary surroundings that are conducive to both teaching and learning.